Urged Arlington Heights Village Board To Stand With Workers

Cook County Clerk David Orr, who also attended the meeting, cited statistics that 65 percent of Arlington Heights voters supported a higher state minimum wage and 75 percent favored paid sick days in nonbinding referendums. “There’s nothing wrong with treating people who do some of the toughest work in the world with a little bit …

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Honor King’s legacy by continuing the voting rights fight

We are facing a critical time for voting rights in our country. On [Jan. 16], I spoke to the Southland Ministerial Health Network at their Martin Luther King Day Spirit of Excellence Awards about the need to continue the fight for voting rights as the best way to honor Dr. King’s legacy. Not that long …

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Talking Politics about 2016 Presidential Election

Recently spoke with Paul Lisnek on CLTV’s “Politics Tonight” about youth voter registration in suburban Cook County, Politics in Chicago and in the presidential election.  Watch the segment below – Look at Politics in Chicagoland 2016 Presidential Election With David Orr CLTV interview with Cook County Clerk David Orr. Discussing topics that include voter registration in Cook …

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Encouraging Youth Participation in Presidential Election

Clerk David Orr talking to high school students in Evanston Feb 2016.

With next Tuesday’s voter registration deadline quickly approaching for the March 15 Illinois primary election, Cook County Clerk David Orr is reaching out to young people about the importance of voting and how they can register. Orr spoke to Evanston Township High School students Thursday morning, and his staff helped eligible teens register to vote …

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2016 Election Judge Appreciation Day

Cook County Clerk David Orr honored the top election judges in suburban Cook County Thursday at the ninth annual Judge Recognition Ceremony. Nearly 65 election judges throughout suburban Cook County received special recognition for their continued excellence and dedication serving voters on Election Day. One of the dedicated honorees was 52-year Election Day veteran Mary …

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Voter Registration Drive in Suburban Cook for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday

Cook County Clerk David Orr, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and Chicago Board of Elections Commissioner Jonathan Swain

“We believe one of the great ways to honor Martin Luther King Jr. is to understand we can make our society better, our government more accountable if people register and vote,” Cook County Clerk David Orr said. 2016 MLK Voter Registration Drive http://cookcountyclerk.com http://cookcountyclerk.com/registerto… Cook County Clerk David Orr, County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, and …

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To restore democracy, overturn Citizens United ruling

To restore democracy, overturn Citizens United ruling   “Money changes everything,” the saying goes, and its disastrous effect is being felt throughout American politics. Our democracy is under siege since the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision gave free rein to SuperPACs and dark money, elongating an already-lengthy election cycle and further discouraging voter participation in …

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